An honest, first-hand recount of Aussie hip-hop artist The Tongue’s turbulent experiences with the music industry.
The Australian hip-hop community has come out in force with their reaction to the recent actions of Bliss N Eso‘s Max MacKinnon, who apologised yesterday for publishing a series of misogynistic photos. Many have condemned the MC for his actions, while also acknowledging a wider problem facing the Australian hip-hop scene. MacKinnon, also known as
The organisers of The 9th Coopers AMP have added seven more albums to the 2014 longlist, including releases by The Delta Riggs and Kirin J.Callinan. Meanwhile, PPCA have been announced to return as the award’s principal partner. The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Limited was established in 1969, a national, non-government, not-for-profit organisation, who represent
Elefant Traks, the legendary Aussie hip hop label is celebrating 15 years worth of glorious business, which has seen them unleash the talents of Urthboy, Horrorshow, Mista Savona and Hemitude (just to name a few) on to the national and global stages, and of course they’re doing it in style. Taking place over two nights,
Freestyle prodigy The Tongue has just announced a nationwide tour off the back of his third LP Surrender to Victory, which was released on Elefant Traks back in March. Having already toured the festival scene extensively playing at Big Day Out, Groovin The Moo, Good Vibrations and Sydney Festival amongst others, a well practiced live
You have most likely heard by now that Sydney-based rappers The Tongue and Chance Waters provided some gripping drama for many of us earlier today. The two went at it following reports that The Tongue had ragged on his peer in an interview, and it soon became obvious that this battle cannot be won by
Having just scratched the surface of what he can do with previous releases, The Tongue has returned with a new album, which is hailed as his finest masterpiece yet. Boasting 15-tracks and an impressive list of guest artists, Surrender To Victory is the best taste of what The Tongue can do so far, and will
Sydney genre-hopping beatsmith DJ Mailer Daemon is back with his new track Always On The Grind, featuring Jeswon from Thundamentals, The Tongue and Daily Meds MC P Smurf. A high end piece of production that reflects Mailer Daemon’s varied background (having produced tracks with electro pop artists Nik Valentino and Catcall amongst others) Always On
Before The Dirty Secrets take a break from the Sydney live music scene to finish off their new album, they’ll be playing a show at Upstairs Beresford this Friday night, 29th of July. It’s free entry to the venue before 8pm, so if you’re not headed to Splendour In The Grass this weekend because you’re
Two of Australia’s most electrifying hip hop acts combine to bring you the Wildside Tour, kicking off in early November. Long time collaborators, The Tongue and Spit Syndicate join forces for a national tour of epic proportions.
As Australia gets revved up for an impending election, Sydney’s hip hop artists are shouting out for social change.
The Tongue is not a sexual name, Xannon Shirley assures me, despite the connotations. “Everyone reacts to it differently. The name, like I don’t even remember where it came from, that’s what I like about it, it feels natural.” And natural is what The Tongue is all about.